... c6. "... interbody spur and disc bulge". As disc height is lost the surfaces of the vertebrae can rub on each other. Your body's response to this is to make more bone to separate the surfaces. The problem is that these bone spurs can sometime go in the wrong place and press on the nerve roots or spinal cord. ... (6 replies)
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... Your spinal column can be thought of as a tube of bone with holes at each of the vertebral levels to allow nerve toots to exit. ... (6 replies)
... The report indicates that there are little bone spurs or calcifications beginning at the C3 level. ... (3 replies)
... causing neurological symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and possibly atrophy. One of the things that can cause this pressure is "osteophytes" or bone spurs. ... (3 replies)
... That is a good question . I want to know if the did the other surgeries too.
Keep us updated on your progress . Hope you have a pain free night
I will be going for pre op orientation on Wednesday. Doc want to move up the surgery date since I am having some bladder control issues.
2002 fusion C4 / C5 with hardware
lots of scar tissue from previous surgery and... (5 replies)
... and the disc height lowers. When that reaches a certain point, the pairs of vertebrae start to rub on one another which causes bone spurs to form. ... (12 replies)
... or can lead to the vertebrae rubbing on eachother causing bone spurs or osteophytes. ... (7 replies)
... Hi WebDozer,
I know worrying does not solve anything...but its really not something I can take out of my mind....Although I have no major pain, my arm weakness really gave me a huge scare...especially at my age.... really makes me sick to the stomach to think of my future....I just hope my symtoms are casued by the muscle spasm (which casue the reverse lordosis) and that... (3 replies)
... No point in worrying about it, right now, although you might want to cut out the extreme yoga and the rugby for a while. Disk degeneration and bone spurs are so common as to be "normal" once people get to a certain age, although you're still a little young for that. ... (3 replies)
... "Subarachnoid space" is usually used in the context of the brain, but it can also refer to the hollow running down the spinal column, which contains the thecal membrane, within that the spinal fluid and within that the spinal cord.
Your report looks pretty innocuous. You have osteophytes (bone spurs) growing off the C5 and C6 vertebrae just above and below the C5-6 disk.... (4 replies)
... that all this has happened to you so young. Things like bone spurs need time to develop. ... (16 replies)
... first off i want to thank everyone for reading this. i have wreslted my whole life since second grade, i am now a senior in college, and during my jr year of college i noticed my neck was giving me unreal amounts of pain and weakness. long story short i got a mri. the mri showed bone spurs in my neck, arthritis, degenerative disk disease, and herniated at levels c5/c6 c6/c7. i... (16 replies)
... I've been doing that too. Don't know if it's such a good idea because I get spooked but it's always good to know what they are doing to you I guess.
Did you ask the surgeon's office to see the notes or the hospital? I think it's interesting to read stuff like that.
Also, what sort of questions should one ask right before surgery? (25 replies)
... e able to observe any surgeries. My visual was on the internet. That was close enough for me. I don't know if they sawed or ground anything in my neck. I was bone on bone so they opened up the space. Not sure how they took off the bone spurs. ... (25 replies)
... I am home recovering as of yesterday. Surgery went ok but did have some minor complications with swelling of my neck and esophagus day after which kept me in the hospital a couple extra days. After surgery I no longer have the temporary paralyzes, pain, dizziness, numbness or headaches. I guess it's safe to say it was a success but I still have four weeks of recovery before... (4 replies)
... I have cervical stenosis caused by bone overgrowth, ligament thickening, and disc herniations and I also get numbness in my face now and then. ... (5 replies)
... bone spurs in my left shoulder but yet the worst was coming from the cervical. ... (17 replies)
... problems just SLOWLY escalate. If you make 2 vertebrae not move, then the others around it grate on it and you get arthritis and more pain and more problems with bone spurs causing more nerve compression. So for your husband, he is older and so the escalating problems will go on for just so many years. ... (11 replies)